Photography

Keith Arnatt, Self-Burial (Television Interference Project). 1969.

Keith Arnatt, Self-Burial (Television Interference Project). 1969.

Keith Arnatt’s “Self-Burial” photography project was described as “the disappearance of the artist,” yet after it aired, he was impressed with the various interpretations it can hold for viewers. We recognize that it is the disappearance of the artist in the earth, and can also be considered the disappearance of creativity – in creativity. What are the questions it poses about disappearance and death, creativity and nature? Arnatt is quoted as saying, “I tended, around ‘67, to prefer art to be not too
distinguishable from its setting and wished to introduce as little
“foreign matter” as possible into a chosen location. This has always
been an important consideration for me.”

updated August 26, 2013

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